Mera Man Lochai
The Bani of the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the Raag (musical measure) called Maajh, Chau-Padas (Four lines per Hymn), First House of Raag.
My mind longs for meeting the Guru
(Guru Arjun Dev, not yet a Guru, expresses his desire to meet his father Guru Ram Das Ji).
It is anxious like the rain-bird. I am thirsty and have no peace without meeting the revered Saint, my Guru. ||1||
I am a sacrifice for meeting the Saint Guru. ||1||Pause||
Meeting you is so impressive, and your speech is peace and joy giving.
But my Lord -Guru-Father, it has been long since that I met you; I long to see you.
Great blessed is the place where you live, my friend, companion, and my Lord. ||2||
I am a sacrifice – an appreciation, to my friend and companion Lord. ||1||Pause||
When I could not see you even for a short while, it was a dark-age, a hard time, for me.
When shall I meet you now, beloved Lord!
My night does not pass, and sleep comes not, without being in the presence of the Guru. ||3||
I am a sacrifice, sacrifice I am, to this true court of the revered Guru. ||1||Pause||
It is my good destiny, that I have met the Saint Guru.
I met Immortal Prabhu at home.
(Prabhu – The Master: father, met Guru Arjan Dev on his return from Lahore. At every step the son is calling his father, Lord).
I will serve You forever, and shall never be separated from You even for an instant. Servant Nanak is Your slave, O beloved Master. ||4||
I am, a sacrifice – an appreciation I am, Nanak is yours and in your service my Guru. ||Pause||1||8||
(This 4th Hymn is his thanks after his return from Lahore).